Re: WEB-Formproblem with: action=mailto:user@server

Paul Prescod (
Wed, 25 Sep 1996 17:01:47 -0400

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Date: Wed, 25 Sep 1996 17:01:47 -0400
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From: Paul Prescod <>
Subject: Re: WEB-Formproblem with: action=mailto:user@server

At 12:27 PM 9/25/96 -0500, Carl Morris wrote:
>Well, I think you meant this to go to the list ...  I haven't seen the
>reference to mailto in forms, but I haven't taken a very close look... 
>I know lots of people who think it aught to be a standard ... and
>before you all do, I think you all have one major issue to address to
>make it standard...  Exactly how must a browser convert the form to an
>email message?  If every browser does it differently ... will the
>mailto option be any good?  Probably not...  So if this is addressed in
>the HTML 3.2 spec, then you have a standard... until then, it wouldn't
>be worth using... ... be... read...

 Paul Prescod